BUSINESSES in Ludlow and south Shropshire need to be given more information about how they can unlock funding.

This is the message from Paul Kalinauckas, the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership board member championing the Access to Finance campaign.

“We do need to reach the intermediaries already working with businesses, so they can help spread the word about the options available, he said.

The business chief added that an Access to Finance Summit in Telford will be a dedicated event for key players in the funding, legal and banking sectors to discuss alternative finance and hear a keynote speech from business funding expert Norman Price OBE.”

Mr Price is the former Chair of the West Midlands Regional Finance Forum and is a board member at BCRS Business Loans. He has worked at directorship level and more recently as a key influencer in public policy both nationally and in the West Midlands.